Programme Management Office (PMO):

Monitoring & Evaluation of Education for Sustainable Development [M&E of ESD]

Background:

IGES in collaboration with United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) and in close cooperation with UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education initiated a research project on Monitoring & Evaluation of Education for Sustainable Development, starting in July 2011. This project was developed with respect to the nearing end of the UN Decade of ESD (2005-2014) with the overall objectives of establishing regionally-relevant Indicators of ESD to assess the implementation of ESD in the Asia-Pacific region, assessing the impacts of the Decade, and identifying mechanisms for further improvement of ESD into the future.

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Research Phase 1 (Jul. 2011 to Mar. 2013) – Scoping Research to identify ESD leverage points:

Research phase 1 was structured to provide multi-country scoping research to 1) identify the important factors and leverage points for both ESD implementation and practice, and 2) develop a M&E of ESD framework from which appropriate indicators could be elaborated. During this scoping phase, research was conducted in two parallel processes across a total of nine countries in East and Southeast Asia for both quantitative evaluation of national ESD implementation and qualitative assessment of ESD learning performance.

Research Phase 2 (Apr. 2013 to Jun. 2014) – Piloting ESD Indicators:

During the second phase of this research project, efforts will be taken on elaborating ESD Indicators and defining a systematic monitoring and evaluation process. The indicators will then be piloted throughout the region and supporting capacity development activities will be conducted to strengthen the quality of reporting achieved during this phase.

Research Phase 3 (Jul. 2014 to Jun. 2015) – Systematic M&E of ESD across the Asia-Pacific Region:

Phase 3 is still in planning – more details to be added in the future

Main Outputs of Phase 1:
Policy Report 1
Education for Sustainable Development Country Status Reports:
An evaluation of national implementation during the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) in East and Southeast Asia
Policy Report 2
Assessment of Learning Performance in Education for Sustainable Development:
Investigating the Key Factors in Effective Educational Practice and Outcomes for Sustainable Development – A study of good practice cases collected from the Regional Centres of Expertise on ESD in East and Southeast Asia
Policy Report 3
Monitoring & Evaluation of Education for Sustainable Development:
A Framework of the Main Factors and Important Leverage Points in the Implementation of ESD in the Asia-Pacific Region
Executive Summary of Research on:
Monitoring and Evaluation of Education for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region
Main Outputs of Phase 2:
IGES Issue Briefs (July 2013)
Advancing Education as a Goal for Sustainable Development
Policy Brief (March 2014)
Quality Education for Sustainable Development: A priority in achieving sustainability and well-being for all
Events Organised during Phase 1:
  1. ISAP 2011 Expert Workshop – Monitoring and Evaluation of Education for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region (Yokohama, Japan – 25-26 July 2011)
  2. Northeast Asia Reporting and Capacity Building Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Education for Sustainable Development (Yokohama, Japan – 20 February 2012)
  3. Southeast Asia Reporting and Capacity Building Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Education for Sustainable Development (Bangkok, Thailand – 23-24 April 2012)
  4. ISAP 2012 Expert Workshop – Monitoring and Evaluation of Education for Sustainable Development: Establishing Indicators of ESD (Yokohama, Japan – 23 July 2012)
  5. UNESCO Consultation on Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation of Education for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific: Elaborating regionally relevant Indicators of ESD (Bangkok, Thailand – 3-4 December 2012).
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